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IRCTC hotels contract case: Tejaswi Yadav questioned by CBI

The questioning comes a day after Lalu Prasad was questioned for seven hours in connection with the case

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with an alleged case of corruption in awarding a maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, in New Delhi.( Photo: PTI)
Former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with an alleged case of corruption in awarding a maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, in New Delhi.( Photo: PTI)

chief Lalu Prasad's son on Friday appeared before the in connection with the ongoing probe into the 2006 hotel case.

spokesperson Abhishek Dayal told IANS that Tejaswi was being questioned at the headquarters here.

The questioning comes a day after was questioned for seven hours in connection with the case.

The had on September 26 issued fresh summons -- the third in a month -- to the chief and his son in the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corp (IRCTC) contract case.

Tejaswi appeared before the after skipping two earlier summons.

The on July 5 filed a corruption case against Lalu, his wife Rabri Devi and Tejashwi for alleged irregularities in the allotment of contracts for hotels in and in 2006 to a private firm when the chief was the Railway Minister.

The contracts were given to Sujata Hotels, a company owned by Vijay and Vinay Kochhar allegedly in lieu of in the form of a plot of prime land in Bihar, the said.

A preliminary inquiry found that the said land was sold by the Kochhars to Delight Marketing and payment was arranged through Ahluwalia Contractors and its promoter Bikramjeet Singh Ahluwalia.

The Enforcement Directorate had on July 27 registered a separate case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act following the FIR and was probing Lalu Prasad, Tejaswi and others for alleged transfer of money through shell companies.

First Published: Fri, October 06 2017. 15:03 IST
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